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From Tuesday onwards, Covid-19 vaccine doses provided free of cost by the Central government to states and the Union Territories (UTs) will be allocated based on criteria such as population, disease burden and the progress of vaccination.   These elements were included in the fresh...

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In a major relief for patients suffering from mucormycosis (black fungus), the Maharashtra government on Friday announced a cap on the treatment rates charged by private hospitals.   Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has approved a proposal by the Health Ministry fixing the charges to...

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In a significant ruling, the Bombay High Court has said that it would be the responsibility of the Centre in case any faulty ventilators supplied by a Gujarat company through the PM CARES Fund cause deaths of COVID-19 patients.   In its verdict on Wednesday, a division bench,...

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Pune-based Serum Institute of India (SII), which manufactures Covishield, has also sought indemnity from liability, expressing the hope that rules would be the same for everyone, said sources.   This comes as the Centre is favourably considering granting indemnity against legal...

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The Supreme Court on Wednesday made scathing remarks on Centre's vaccination policy against COVID-19, terming the replacement of free vaccination in the first two phases with paid vaccination for persons between 18-44 years as prima facie as 'arbitrary and irrational'.   In a 32-page...

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Moneylife Digital Team 02 June 2021
The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Indian government to furnish all data oon its purchase history of three vaccines for coronavirus (COVID-19) three vaccines Covaxin, Covishield and Sputnik V.    In its order, a bench of justice DY Chandrachud, justice L Nageswara Rao and...

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The Centre on Wednesday took steps to accelerate domestic vaccine production. Mumbai-based Haffkine Biopharma will produce 22.8 crore doses per annum of Covaxin under technology transfer arrangement with Bharat Biotech.   With the aim of vaccinating the entire eligible population at...

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Vinita Deshmukh Vinita Deshmukh 01 June 2021
Although the central information commission (CIC) has begun hearing second appeals related to COVID-19 issues on priority basis, thanks to citizen activism, the central and public information officers (PIOs) particularly of the ministry of health and family welfare (MoHFW) continue to deny...

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As the country faced a severe shortage of medical oxygen amid the second wave of Covid-19, Centre has decided to offer 100 guarantee on loans up to Rs 2 crore to hospitals, nursing homes, clinics and medical colleges for setting up on-site oxygen generation plants.   The interest rate...

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Public sector banks (PSB) will provide unsecured personal loans of up to Rs 5 lakh to individuals for meeting their expenses of Covid treatment.   The decision, which comes in the wake of the severe second wave of Covid-19, was announced jointly at a press conference by the State Bank...

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N. Lothungbeni Humtsoe (IANS) 28 May 2021
Almost a year ago, one of the busiest airports in the world- Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi had a deserted look brought about by the coronavirus. A year later, the airport has terminated operations on terminal 2 as a result of the reduced number of flights due to the second...

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Moneylife Digital Team 25 May 2021
Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corp (KDMC) has become the second municipal corporation in Maharashtra to provide COVID vaccine jabs to people disabled due to leprosy. BrihanMumbai Municipal Corp (BMC) was the first to offer COVID vaccine to leprosy patients.   Last month, BMC started...

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In a significant move, the Maharashtra government on Monday informed the Bombay High Court that it will treat all patients suffering from mucormycosis at designated hospitals free of cost besides planning to cap the treatment rates in private hospitals.   The treatment will be given...

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The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Monday initiated on-site Registration in addition to online appointment for 18-44 years age group now on CoWIN, the service is only enabled only for Government Covid Vaccination Centres (CVCs) to minimise vaccine wastage and to facilitate those...

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Researchers have found under which conditions and in which ways, masks actually reduce individual and population-average risks of being infected with Covid-19 and help mitigate the coronavirus pandemic.   The study, led by researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry in...

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Moneylife Digital Team 22 May 2021
After a detailed review of rising number of cases of mucormycosis in various states, the union government on Saturday allocated a total of 23,680 additional vials of Amphotericin- B to all states and union territories (UTs).   In a tweet, Sadananda Gowda, union minister for chemicals...

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As several countries get ready to reopen their borders for vaccinated foreign travellers, Indians who have received Bharat Biotech's Covid-19 vaccine Covaxin jabs may not qualify for travelling abroad as many countries are yet to approve the vaccine.   Multiple reports said that over...

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Amid rise of mucormycosis (black fungus) infection, diabetic patients are advised to frequently monitor and control their blood sugar levels. Diabetic patients (those with uncontrolled diabetes), steroid usage and being Corona positive, a combination of these factors places one under risk of...

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Bhosi, a village in Maharashtra's Nanded district, has set an example of how to break the chain of Covid-19 pandemic in rural areas and save villagers from the impact of the deadly disease.   The village of 6,000 people in the Bhokar taluka of Nanded showed the way of fighting the...

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The Union Health Ministry has appealed to all the states and Union Territories (UTs) to declare mucormycosis or black fungus as a notifiable disease under the Epidemic Disease Act 1897.   The Ministry has also advised that all government and private health facilities, as well as...

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